Ubuntu, Kubuntu, & Xubuntu Benchmarks
Written by Michael Larabel in Operating Systems on 23 February 2007. Page 2 of 2. Add A Comment

In the first part of this article we looked at the performance between Ubuntu, Xubuntu, and Kubuntu in a few of the desktop benchmarks we use commonly here at Phoronix when testing the latest computer hardware. In these tests with the dual Clovertown setup we found the results to be indistinguishable. However, with the AMD Sempron, Ubuntu 7.04 Feisty Fawn Herd 4 had outperformed both Kubuntu and the lighter-weight Xubuntu. Granted on a slower system the lightweight Xubuntu should have a greater performance advantage. In the next part of this article we will study the gaming performance between Ubuntu, Xubuntu, and Kubuntu on the same two systems.

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Michael Larabel is the principal author of Phoronix.com and founded the site in 2004 with a focus on enriching the Linux hardware experience. Michael has written more than 10,000 articles covering the state of Linux hardware support, Linux performance, graphics drivers, and other topics. Michael is also the lead developer of the Phoronix Test Suite, Phoromatic, and OpenBenchmarking.org automated benchmarking software. He can be followed via Twitter or contacted via MichaelLarabel.com.

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